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FASTags mandatory for all four wheelers

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  • November 9, 2020
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FASTags mandatory for all four wheelers

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification making FASTags mandatory for all four wheel vehicles from 1st January 2021.
  • This will apply to old vehicles as well as M and N category of motor vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017.

Key takeaways

  • As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, the FASTag had been made mandatory for all registration of new four wheeled Vehicles since 1st December 2017. 
  • Itis being supplied by the Vehicle Manufacturer or their dealers.
  • It had further been mandated that the renewal of fitness certificate will be done only after the fitment of FASTag for the Transport Vehicles. 
  • For National Permit Vehicles the fitment of FASTag has been mandated since 1st of October, 2019.
  • The Ministry said that a valid FASTag is also mandatory while getting a new third Party Insurance through an amendment in certificate of Insurance, wherein the details of FASTag ID will be captured. 
  • This will be applicable with effect from 1st of April 2021.
  • This notification would be a major step for ensuring that the payment of fees be 100% at Toll Plazas through the Electronic Means only and that the vehicles pass seamlessly through the Fee Plazas.

Important value additions 

FASTag

  • FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India
  • Operated by: National Highway Authority of India.
  • It employs Radio Frequency Identification technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner.

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